28 April 2014
Admiral Court takes part in Princes Trust placement scheme
Admiral Court Care Home worked in conjunction with the Princes Trust to provide valuable experience to a local young person. The Leigh-on-Sea based care home, on Manchester Drive, offered a two week placement to Clyde Dixon as part of a programme aiming to get more men into the social care workplace.
Clyde had undertaken a training course with Health Education East of England with the help of the Princes Trust. He had wanted to find a placement within a care home to gain valuable care experience after completing the course. Admiral Court offered Clyde this placement and he spent two weeks, learning about how to put his education into practice and gaining valuable skills to help him in the future.
During this time the residents and team were so impressed with his performance and dedication that they decided to offer him the chance to interview for a full time position. Kirsten, Clinical Care Manager, said of the interview, “It was the most positive interview I have ever had the pleasure to conduct.”
At a ceremony recognising all the hard work put in by Clyde and others who undertook work placements, he was presented with his offer letter for a full time carer’s position at the home.
General Manager, Rebekah Smith, said, “Clyde showed amazing dedication to his role and everyone said what a pleasure it was to work with him. We very much look forward to working with him as he continues his career with us.”